Tinker v. Des Moines

The Right to Protest in Schools

Each year, more than 7,000 cases are appealed to the US Supreme Court. But only 100 to 150 are accepted. The decisions the Supreme Court makes change the course of US history and shape the country we live in. This title introduces readers to Tinker v. Des Moines, a landmark case that clarified American students' freedom of speech and right to protest in schools. Chapters investigate the court's ruling, including its compelling backstory and appeals process, the political climate at the time due to the Vietnam War and racial protests, and the aftermath of this important decision. Key players are profiled, including students John Tinker, Mary Beth Tinker, and Christopher Eckhardt, and attorneys Allan Herrick, Craig Sawyer, Val Schoenthal, and Dan Johnston. Sidebars highlight key Constitutional amendments and other relevant issues that further readers' understanding of the case's significance. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

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Interest Level Grade 6 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 9
Dewey 342.7308
Lexile 1300L
ATOS Reading Level
Accelerated Reader® Points
Guided Reading Level
Copyright 2013
Number of Pages 160
Dimensions 6 x 9
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Imprint Essential Library
ISBN 9781617834776, 9781614801689, Q34776
Format Reinforced Hardcover, eBook, QR Bundle